Microsoft just updated the built-in Store app on Windows 11 by adding new sorting options in the library. Instead of the filter button that opens a huge pane above the list of apps, it now provides a compact drop-down menu with extra options.
Windows 11 includes a brand new Store app which was announced along with the OS. It features fresh and modern design with new policies for developers. The new policies will allow publishing and maintaining exactly any app, including classic Win32 apps. Also, developers can use their own content delivery network and payment systems without sharing fees with Microsoft.
Another great change in Microsoft Store is Android apps support, which will allow you to install and run Android apps right in Windows 11. That's possible thanks to a special emulation layer. Unfortunately, this feature is yet to come and isn't available in public preview builds of Windows 11.
The latest version of the Store app brings new storing options to the library. First of all, it looks quite different from its initial implementation. Instead of the huge filters pane, it now looks like a line of quick filters with a compact drop-down box for sorting options.
Second, it includes a few new options. It now allows you to sort the app list be date, name, installed date and also by "not installed".
The current sort & filter options in Microsoft Store on Windows 11.
Here is how the new options look like.
The new Microsoft Store is a work in progress with the official release scheduled to this fall. But it already includes plenty of popular apps, such as Zoom, Adobe Creative Cloud, OBS, and other well-known apps.
Microsoft Store is getting new version like any other modern app using its own update mechanism. That means you need to check for app updates in its "Library" section to install the most recent Store version.
However, keep in mind that Microsoft issues updates to the Store app gradually, so your computer may not instantly receive the latest version.
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